In Space

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The cover of Life magazine features a portrait of the wives of the... News Photo1950-1959,Adult,Annie Glenn,Archival,Astronaut,Betty Grissom,Clothing,Color Image,Economy,Human Interest,Indoors,Jo Schirra,Life Magazine,Louise Shepard,Magazine,Magazine Cover,Marjorie Slayton,Medium Group Of People,Newspaper Headline,People,Portrait,Rene Carpenter,Smiling,TIMEINCOWN,The Media,Trudy Cooper,Vertical,Waist Up,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: The LIFE Premium Collection Time Life PicturesThe cover of Life magazine features a portrait of the wives of the Project Mercury astronauts, accompanied by the headline 'Their Inner Thoughts, Worries,' September 21, 1959. They are: top row, Jo Schirra (left) and Louise Shepard: middle row, from left Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, and Marjorie Slayton; bottom row, Trudy Cooper (left) and Betty Grissom. (Photo by Ralph Morse/The LIFE Premium Collection/Getty Images)